The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing QA 8 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 7.14% 4.39% 4.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 66.67% 38.46% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 10
Average daily rate
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£488 £475 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £420 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £549 £602
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-31.45% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 10.71% 11.40% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 17
Average daily rate £525 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £634
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

QA Daily Rate Histogram in Docklands, London

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA.

1 13 (76.47%) Banking
2 10 (58.82%) Investment Banking
3 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Test Management
5 4 (23.53%) Migration
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) VB
5 4 (23.53%) VBA
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) Derivative
5 4 (23.53%) JIRA
6 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
6 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
6 3 (17.65%) Credit Risk
6 3 (17.65%) Use Case
6 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
6 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 3 (17.65%) DB2
6 3 (17.65%) RUP
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) Workflow
6 3 (17.65%) Finance
6 3 (17.65%) Back Office
7 2 (11.76%) IPsec
7 2 (11.76%) Front Office

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Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited QA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Project
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SunGard GMI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) MPLS
1 2 (11.76%) OSPF
1 2 (11.76%) BGP
1 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
1 2 (11.76%) IPsec
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (11.76%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) DB2
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 13 (76.47%) Banking
2 10 (58.82%) Investment Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Back Office
3 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 2 (11.76%) Front Office
5 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Data Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Release Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Derivative
2 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.88%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.88%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
3 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) RUP
4 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
4 3 (17.65%) Workflow
4 3 (17.65%) Use Case
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Cash Management
5 2 (11.76%) Validation
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
1 4 (23.53%) VB
1 4 (23.53%) VBA
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) EMIR
1 1 (5.88%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Juniper
2 2 (11.76%) F5
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) SunGard
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